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On October 28, 2021, Facebook announced the rebranding of its parent company from Facebook to Meta. Since then, the term “metaverse” has been a hot topic of discussion.  From facial expressions to biometric data, the metaverse has the potential to c
Proton is a privacy-by-default alternative to Big Tech ecosystems, one that is neutral and puts people first. Much more than just a visual refresh that makes our apps more modern and easier to use, the new Proton brings our services together to form
The desire for an internet that protects people’s privacy is growing. A 2019 Pew Research poll showed that 79% of Americans report being concerned about how companies use their data. But any privacy reforms that don’t address Big Tech’s dominance of

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Until recently
Short Message Service (SMS), also known simply as text messaging, has been with us since the birth of mobile phones (the first-ever text message was sent over the Vodaphone network in 1992).  SMS is supported by almost every mobile network provider
Email protocols explained IMAP and SMTP are protocols used by email clients to send and receive emails.  POP3 is a legacy standard that is used less and less often these days. * SMTP * IMAP * POP3 * APIs * Proton Mail and SMTP, IMAP, and POP3

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DNA companies are using, sharing, and profiting from millions of people’s genetic data in ways they can’t always control. Genetic testing companies have become very popular in the last decade as people seek to find out who they are and where their a
Fingerprinting is a way to identify you on the internet and can be very hard to prevent. In this article, we discuss what fingerprinting is, and how to reduce your fingerprint. * What is browser fingerprinting? * What is device fingerprinting? *
In 2017, hackers stole the private financial records of some 156 million people from servers belonging to Equifax, while the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how personal data belonging to up to 87 million Facebook users was harvest

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